Uncertainty and the Entanglement of Habitat Loss and Fragmentation Effects in the Management of Northern Bobwhites and Eastern Meadowlarks
August 2015 - February 2016
- Clinton Moore, Co-Principal Investigator
- James Martin, Principal Investigator
- Richard Chandler, Co-Principal Investigator
- Wildlife Management Institute / Gulf Coast Prairie LCC
This project evaluates threats to important grassland bird habitats of the Gulf Coast Prairie resulting through oil and gas development, changes in land ownership patterns, and invasive species. We will build models that project results of these drivers under future economic scenarios and that predict the consequences of management alternatives intended to ameliorate these drivers. We will also identify the drivers of habitat fragmentation so that actions can be designed to minimize threats to high-risk areas.